dustylil August 22, 2014 Share August 22, 2014 MaiSoCalled, I entirely agree about the potting shed being a dubious choice for a place of residence. However, Lorelai needed both a place to stay and a job in order to leave home and support herself and Rory. I am not sure staying in Hartford until she could find an apartment she could afford would have solved her problems. She still had to earn a living. The Independence Inn arrangement did provide both. In my rare moments of charity towards ASP I attribute "the potting shed" as a charming if naïve idea of someone born and raised in Southern California. I know from in-law family lore that living in unconverted garages was not uncommon in California, particularly during times of housing shortages. I think it is pretty much agreed that Lorelai was fortunate in arriving in Stars Hollow and finding work at the Inn. That said, am I alone in believing that had Mia not offered her a job, she would have continued to look for employment elsewhere and not returned to Hartford? Perhaps not as a maid but in an entry level position where willingness to work was more important than an extensive skill set. A waitress in a diner comes to mind - like Alice :) 1 Link to comment
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